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September 11, 2021

2021 Barber Beast on the Bay

Waldameer & Water World • 220 Peninsula Dr. EriePA  16505 Organized by Barber National Institute

About this event

The Beast is back and better than ever! 10 miles, 30 obstacles, one goal – Barber Beast on the Bay promises a one-of-a-kind obstacle course race for an experience that you won’t forget. It’s the only event that combines natural and manmade obstacles with a location voted tops in Pennsylvania!

Can you Beat the Beast? The 8th annual Barber Beast on the Bay is set for Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Presque Isle State Park (USA Today’s ‘Best Pennsylvania Attraction’) in Erie, PA. Take on 10 miles of sand, water, and trails on the shores of Lake Erie as you run, jump, climb and crawl toward the finish line!

While you tackle your challenges during the Beast, you’ll also be helping children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities and behavioral health who take on their own obstacles every day with this event supports that supports the Barber National Institute the 6,300 individuals we serve.

A one-mile adapted course is also offered for those ages 12+ with physical or intellectual disabilities at Waldameer, a theme park in Erie, PA next to Presque Isle State Park. The 10 Mile Course and Adapted Course come together for the final two obstacles and all participants cross the finish line together!

Event details and schedule

2021 Barber Beast on the Bay - 9/11/2021
10 Mile Obstacle Course

220 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

Registration Options:

  • Elite Wave for the intense 10 Mile Obstacle Course competitors who want to win!  8:30 a.m. ONLY
  • Timed Waves for 10 Mile Obstacle Course participants who want to know their time to beat next year! 8:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m. or 9:15 a.m. waves ONLY
  • Non Timed Waves for 10 Mile Obstacle Course participants who want to have fun!  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Join a Team to conquer this tough course together for any of the waves!
  • Fundraise to get a free Barber Beast on the Bay registration and help a great cause! Sign up to fundraise for the Barber National Institute when you register for the 2021 Barber Beast on the Bay.

Please Note:

Participants must be 16 years of age by 9/11/2021 to register.

Participants must be registered by 8/1/21 to be guaranteed a finisher shirt.  (Registrants after this date cannot be guaranteed a finisher shirt.)  Please choose your size carefully; shirt sizes cannot be exchanged once selected.

We cannot offer refunds under any circumstances; participants can transfer their registration until 8/25/21. If a registrant cannot participate or transfer their registration, their fee is considered a charitable donation to the Barber Foundation.


Waldameer & Water World

220 Peninsula Dr. EriePA  16505

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Fundraise $500 - Elite


Fundraise $500 - Timed


Fundraise $500 - Not Timed


Not Fundraising - Elite

in 85 days $165.00

Not Fundraising - Timed

in 85 days $160.00

Not Fundraising - Not Timed

in 85 days $150.00
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